Living Our Faith

Prayer Services

The entire student body assembles in prayer for special occasions such as the International Day of Peace, our Advent Novena, and the May Crowning, which honors Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Parents, friends, and parishioners are encouraged to pray with us. If you have any special intentions for which you would like our school to pray, please stop by and inform the office or principal.

 

Liturgies

Students in grades K through 8 attend Mass weekly with the parish community.  Parents, friends, and parishioners are always invited to celebrate with us.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Reconciliation is planned at least once a year during Advent and/or Lent for students in grades 3-8.

 

First Communion (Second Grade)

Celebrating the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time is part of the second grade experience for most children.  Children attending St. Justin School are mandated to participate in the parish program, which is formulated as a community experience.  The Director of Religious Education works with our second grade teacher and parents to prepare their children for fuller participation in the worship of our Church. All the children of our parish prepare for the sacraments together.  First Reconciliation is celebrated during Advent.  Celebration of First Eucharist takes place during the Easter season within Sunday liturgy.  In accordance with Diocesan guidelines, the Sacrament of Eucharist is celebrated with the entire community and not privately.  Please direct inquiries to the Director of the parish Religious Education Program at the parish office at (408) 983-0354.